Calwave NEW

Calwave NEW

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Calwave NEW

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Converting ocean eaves into electricity and freshwater. 

The Problem

Climate change is the biggest problem facing our planet. Luckily, protecting rainforest is the best solution we have to slowing down global warming

The Solution

COOL EARTH is a charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. Our partnerships are located in countries where the threat to the forest is greatest, on the verge of intensive deforestation. Each partners with villages whose homes are now on the frontline of destruction. We only work with villages that approach us and they drive the partnership. A village decides what it needs most and how funds are spent – everything from clean water and a new classroom to midwife training and mosquito nets.

Stage of Development

Spread

How does Shared Nation use your money?

Local people are the forest's best possible custodians. Cool Earth will use Shared Nation's funds to help put the right people back in control of the rainforest.

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The Problem

Critical need: Wave energy is a huge, predictable, and consistent resource that is more energy dense than other renewables. If harnessed, wave energy could provide renewable baseload power and desalination to coastal population centers, while also reducing coastal erosion.

The Solution

CalWave is developing a novel Wave Energy Converter (WEC) called the Wave Carpet that is simple, modular, and scalable. The Wave Carpet is capable of operating at high efficiency while being semi-submerged in the water column. This unique capability is survivable in storm conditions and results in no visual pollution or collision danger at the surfaceThe wave energy industry is often compared with the wind energy industry a decade ago. No dominant design for Wave Energy Converters has yet emerged.

Stage of Development

pilot

Organization to Receive Funds

Calwave is building its team to develop its pilot. They need to secure funding to hire technical collaborators, team members, and interns.